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A Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach in Treating Depression by Promoting Liver Qi Circulation: A Western Medicine Perspective

Author(s): Raphaella Wai Lam So, Hoi Shan Wong, Kam Ming Ko ABSTRACT Depression is a prevalent mental illness in developed countries. In Western medicine, experimental and clinical investigations have demonstrated that depression is associated with the dysregulation of neurotransmitter signaling, … Continue reading

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Connection between the Linoleic Acid and Psychopathology: A Symmetry-Breaking Phenomenon in the Brain?

Author(s): Massimo Cocchi, Chiara Minuto, Lucio Tonello, Jack A. Tuszynski ABSTRACT In this paper we discuss the role of the fatty acid composition of brain cells and in platelets in the emergence of psychiatric disorders such as major depression and … Continue reading

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Validity and Reliability of the Interpersonal Sensitivity/Privileged Self Scale: Solving a New Type of Depression

Author(s): Itsuki Yamakawa, Masaki Muranaka, Shinji Sakamoto ABSTRACT Although “modern-type” depression (MTD), having different features than melancholic-type depression, has become problematic in Japan especially since the late 1990s, there are few psychological studies of MTD. Sakamoto, Muranaka, and Yamakawa (2014) … Continue reading

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Feeling Depressed? You Can Think Yourself a Way Out

Author(s):Hom Nath Chalise Why is Depression an Important Public Health Issues for Elderly? Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person’s thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being. Depressed people can feel sad, … Continue reading

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The Role of Irrational Beliefs on Depression and Anxiety

Feeling depressed? You can think yourself a way out. Why depressive and anxiety disorders exist is much associated with irrational beliefs. Irrational by definition is the state of being without or deprived of normal mental clarity or sound judgment. Our brain … Continue reading

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